know, so long as the u.s. government doesn't want to get the u.s. information, people can feel reasonably comfortable that it's not that easy for private individuals to get it, but the government just has to asks google. the isp, the internet service provider, generally complies if they consider it a reasonable request. this has triggered google to look at their policies as well as the other providers. >> so what the situation is i write an e-mail, i own that e- mail. i own the rights of what's in it. in other words, if i give you a script or something like that, that's intellectual property. there's privacy bounds, but if the government wants to come in and say we want to look at his e-mails, they're complying? >> the government has to have a good reason. the holder of the information, google in this instance -- >> who determine what is is a good reason? you don't go in front of a judge and make the call? >> you only go in front of a judge if you have to get a warrant. right now we have a dated sort of scheme of privacy protections in the electronic communication privacy act.